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What is holding you back from living the way that you want to live?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9310 points ) September 19th, 2012

If anything..

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syz's avatar

A winning lottery ticket (because then I’d travel the world).

tom_g's avatar

my mind

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Mama_Cakes I just started playing Two Gunslingers, Tom Petty. “I’m taking control of my life”

tedd's avatar

Student loans and monogamy traditions :)

prasad's avatar

No man can become prosperous while he really expects or half expects to remain poor, for holding the poverty thought, keeping in touch with poverty-producing conditions, discourages prosperity.

Book: Pushing to the Front, author: Orison Swett Marden, 10th paragraph of the foreword.

linguaphile's avatar

Insecurities, nothing else.

captainsmooth's avatar

Nothing is holding me back emotionally.

Financially, I got over four more years of alimony holding me back.

tups's avatar

Fear would be a main thing, laziness, some parts of society although the main part is probably me.

YARNLADY's avatar

Nothing. I have everything I ever wanted, a family, a house with a pool and a white picket fence in California, and relatively good health.

Now I am starting on a whole new set of wants, but they are more like Fantasy dreams that take lots and lots of money, not things I actually believe I’ll ever get.

dxs's avatar

family, anxiety, lack of ego, laziness (just a bit of procrastination)

gondwanalon's avatar

I’m a wimp.

wundayatta's avatar

Promises I made.

Sunny2's avatar

My responsibilities to others and $$. I’ve been lucky to have as much freedom in my life as I’ve had. No regrets.

Haleth's avatar

Career-wise, only time. I’m in the field I want to be in, learning at an exponential rate, and I just need some more experience to get where I want to be.

I really want to move to another city, but I’m the only person who helps an elderly relative take care of herself. Until I can afford to move both of us out of town, I’ll be living here. Currently I’m in DC, but I really want to live in Charleston, Savannah, or Austin.

JLeslie's avatar

Fear, money, reluctance to spend money, resistance to change.

redhen4's avatar

Fear. Insecurity. Depression/BiPolar. Not being able to read people and not standing up for myself.

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